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On Remembrance Day I'm thinking of family members and absent friends ...
And all those still in uniform - and their loved ones.
Mostly of my dad, who proudly served on the HMCS Restigouche in the era when she was a new cutting-edge vessel of the Royal Canadian Navy.
Also of my great aunt Flossie Ross, one of the rare women Pipers of WWII, serving with the Canadian Women's Army Corps.
And my uncle Geoff Turrell who served in the British Army during WWII, fighting Rommel's troops in the deserts of North Africa, in horrific conditions.
Of a younger friend gone far too soon, Sgt Chris Karigiannis, 1975-2007.
Lest We Forget.